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Delta has partnered with Architectural Digest and selected designer Thom Filicia to create its first-ever outdoor airport terraces, which it has dubbed “Sky Decks,” to debut at the Delta Sky Clubs at Atlanta’s Concourse F and JFK’s Terminal 4 this summer

If you want to check out these new spaces for yourself, you’ll need to be a Delta Sky Club member or have access such as through the Amex Platinum card, Delta Reserve card or be flying internationally in BusinessElite to gain access.

The Sky Deck, coming this summer to the Delta Sky Club at Atlanta's Concourse F and JFK's Terminal 4
A rendering of the Sky Deck, coming this summer to the Delta Sky Club at Atlanta’s Concourse F and JFK’s Terminal 4.

“Sky Deck represents our continuing effort to offer Delta customers exclusive experiences and amenities they value. The new outdoor terraces will do just that – provide distinctive spaces with unprecedented outdoor runway views at two of the most globally significant airports in the world,” says Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior VP of marketing.

The new space in Atlanta will be adjacent to the Delta Sky Club in Concourse F, and at JFK,  the space will be a rooftop terrace at the club, part of Delta’s $1.2-billion expansion of Terminal 4, which is scheduled to open in May.

The Sky Deck will offer passengers great plane viewing opportunities as well as an alfresco relaxation space – a unique feature that you don’t find in too many airports.

This is just the latest development in Delta’s Sky Club reinvestment. In the last 2 years, Delta has opened or revamped 13 clubs including those in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle, and continues to innovate with features like the Sky Deck. I know a lot of people (including myself) are considering their Delta affiliation due to imminent changes to the Medallion program, but the airline has a lot of great qualities including an expanding route network and partnerships in Asia and South America, as well as universal WiFi on its domestic fleet, and this is just another (albeit little) perk to keep flyers interested.

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